Week 19 left us broke. Not really, but we did purchase all of our nursery furniture! In 8-10 weeks we will have a crib, organic mattress, dresser/changing table, and amazingly cozy glider and ottoman in our home. The timing is great, because it gives us a nice deadline to have the room prepped, painted, and the closet organized. I can't wait until it all comes together!
Like most weeks, week 19 was great. I've still been feeling just like myself (with the exception of the occasional baby kick) and my energy has been good. A lot of women talk about being wiped out during the first trimester and reenergized by the second. In my case: nothin'. I have felt totally normal for the past 4.5 months. I'll take it!
I am in a bit of disbelief that next week marks the halfway point of this pregnancy. Like many things involving time, it feels like it has simultaneously flown by and dragged on. I mean, I think the last time I had a drink was New Year's. It's June now, so THAT does feel long. (Oh! I take that back - I had enjoyed lots of wine Leah's birthday weekend in mid-January. Huge difference, right there.)
This week I had a quick follow-up with my OB after the events of week 17. Everything looks as it should, and the doctor was FINALLY able to hear the baby's heartbeat using a doppler. Usually, she can only hear the swishing of movement. My little squirmy child finally sat still. 148 BPM and holding strong. Every time we've listened to the heartbeat it's been between 147-150. I don't know why I'm always surprised it's so consistent, but I am!
The next big milestone is the anatomy scan. Ours is scheduled during week 21. I'm so excited to get another good look at our little one. Here's hoping our child opts to be a bit modest so as not to spoil any surprises!